Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

java.lang
Class Character.UnicodeBlock

java.lang.Object
  extended by java.lang.Character.Subset
      extended by java.lang.Character.UnicodeBlock
Enclosing class:
Character

public static final class Character.UnicodeBlock
extends Character.Subset

A family of character subsets representing the character blocks in the Unicode specification. Character blocks generally define characters used for a specific script or purpose. A character is contained by at most one Unicode block.

Since:
1.2

Field Summary
static Character.UnicodeBlock AEGEAN_NUMBERS
          Constant for the "Aegean Numbers" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock ALPHABETIC_PRESENTATION_FORMS
          Constant for the "Alphabetic Presentation Forms" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock ARABIC
          Constant for the "Arabic" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock ARABIC_PRESENTATION_FORMS_A
          Constant for the "Arabic Presentation Forms-A" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock ARABIC_PRESENTATION_FORMS_B
          Constant for the "Arabic Presentation Forms-B" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock ARMENIAN
          Constant for the "Armenian" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock ARROWS
          Constant for the "Arrows" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock BASIC_LATIN
          Constant for the "Basic Latin" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock BENGALI
          Constant for the "Bengali" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock BLOCK_ELEMENTS
          Constant for the "Block Elements" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock BOPOMOFO
          Constant for the "Bopomofo" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock BOPOMOFO_EXTENDED
          Constant for the "Bopomofo Extended" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock BOX_DRAWING
          Constant for the "Box Drawing" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock BRAILLE_PATTERNS
          Constant for the "Braille Patterns" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock BUHID
          Constant for the "Buhid" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock BYZANTINE_MUSICAL_SYMBOLS
          Constant for the "Byzantine Musical Symbols" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock CHEROKEE
          Constant for the "Cherokee" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock CJK_COMPATIBILITY
          Constant for the "CJK Compatibility" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock CJK_COMPATIBILITY_FORMS
          Constant for the "CJK Compatibility Forms" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock CJK_COMPATIBILITY_IDEOGRAPHS
          Constant for the "CJK Compatibility Ideographs" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock CJK_COMPATIBILITY_IDEOGRAPHS_SUPPLEMENT
          Constant for the "CJK Compatibility Ideographs Supplement" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock CJK_RADICALS_SUPPLEMENT
          Constant for the "CJK Radicals Supplement" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock CJK_SYMBOLS_AND_PUNCTUATION
          Constant for the "CJK Symbols and Punctuation" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock CJK_UNIFIED_IDEOGRAPHS
          Constant for the "CJK Unified Ideographs" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock CJK_UNIFIED_IDEOGRAPHS_EXTENSION_A
          Constant for the "CJK Unified Ideographs Extension A" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock CJK_UNIFIED_IDEOGRAPHS_EXTENSION_B
          Constant for the "CJK Unified Ideographs Extension B" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock COMBINING_DIACRITICAL_MARKS
          Constant for the "Combining Diacritical Marks" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock COMBINING_HALF_MARKS
          Constant for the "Combining Half Marks" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock COMBINING_MARKS_FOR_SYMBOLS
          Constant for the "Combining Diacritical Marks for Symbols" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock CONTROL_PICTURES
          Constant for the "Control Pictures" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock CURRENCY_SYMBOLS
          Constant for the "Currency Symbols" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock CYPRIOT_SYLLABARY
          Constant for the "Cypriot Syllabary" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock CYRILLIC
          Constant for the "Cyrillic" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock CYRILLIC_SUPPLEMENTARY
          Constant for the "Cyrillic Supplementary" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock DESERET
          Constant for the "Deseret" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock DEVANAGARI
          Constant for the "Devanagari" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock DINGBATS
          Constant for the "Dingbats" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock ENCLOSED_ALPHANUMERICS
          Constant for the "Enclosed Alphanumerics" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock ENCLOSED_CJK_LETTERS_AND_MONTHS
          Constant for the "Enclosed CJK Letters and Months" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock ETHIOPIC
          Constant for the "Ethiopic" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock GENERAL_PUNCTUATION
          Constant for the "General Punctuation" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock GEOMETRIC_SHAPES
          Constant for the "Geometric Shapes" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock GEORGIAN
          Constant for the "Georgian" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock GOTHIC
          Constant for the "Gothic" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock GREEK
          Constant for the "Greek and Coptic" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock GREEK_EXTENDED
          Constant for the "Greek Extended" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock GUJARATI
          Constant for the "Gujarati" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock GURMUKHI
          Constant for the "Gurmukhi" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock HALFWIDTH_AND_FULLWIDTH_FORMS
          Constant for the "Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock HANGUL_COMPATIBILITY_JAMO
          Constant for the "Hangul Compatibility Jamo" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock HANGUL_JAMO
          Constant for the "Hangul Jamo" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock HANGUL_SYLLABLES
          Constant for the "Hangul Syllables" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock HANUNOO
          Constant for the "Hanunoo" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock HEBREW
          Constant for the "Hebrew" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock HIGH_PRIVATE_USE_SURROGATES
          Constant for the "High Private Use Surrogates" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock HIGH_SURROGATES
          Constant for the "High Surrogates" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock HIRAGANA
          Constant for the "Hiragana" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock IDEOGRAPHIC_DESCRIPTION_CHARACTERS
          Constant for the "Ideographic Description Characters" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock IPA_EXTENSIONS
          Constant for the "IPA Extensions" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock KANBUN
          Constant for the "Kanbun" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock KANGXI_RADICALS
          Constant for the "Kangxi Radicals" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock KANNADA
          Constant for the "Kannada" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock KATAKANA
          Constant for the "Katakana" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock KATAKANA_PHONETIC_EXTENSIONS
          Constant for the "Katakana Phonetic Extensions" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock KHMER
          Constant for the "Khmer" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock KHMER_SYMBOLS
          Constant for the "Khmer Symbols" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock LAO
          Constant for the "Lao" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock LATIN_1_SUPPLEMENT
          Constant for the "Latin-1 Supplement" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock LATIN_EXTENDED_A
          Constant for the "Latin Extended-A" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock LATIN_EXTENDED_ADDITIONAL
          Constant for the "Latin Extended Additional" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock LATIN_EXTENDED_B
          Constant for the "Latin Extended-B" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock LETTERLIKE_SYMBOLS
          Constant for the "Letterlike Symbols" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock LIMBU
          Constant for the "Limbu" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock LINEAR_B_IDEOGRAMS
          Constant for the "Linear B Ideograms" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock LINEAR_B_SYLLABARY
          Constant for the "Linear B Syllabary" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock LOW_SURROGATES
          Constant for the "Low Surrogates" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock MALAYALAM
          Constant for the "Malayalam" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock MATHEMATICAL_ALPHANUMERIC_SYMBOLS
          Constant for the "Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock MATHEMATICAL_OPERATORS
          Constant for the "Mathematical Operators" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock MISCELLANEOUS_MATHEMATICAL_SYMBOLS_A
          Constant for the "Miscellaneous Mathematical Symbols-A" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock MISCELLANEOUS_MATHEMATICAL_SYMBOLS_B
          Constant for the "Miscellaneous Mathematical Symbols-B" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock MISCELLANEOUS_SYMBOLS
          Constant for the "Miscellaneous Symbols" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock MISCELLANEOUS_SYMBOLS_AND_ARROWS
          Constant for the "Miscellaneous Symbols and Arrows" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock MISCELLANEOUS_TECHNICAL
          Constant for the "Miscellaneous Technical" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock MONGOLIAN
          Constant for the "Mongolian" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock MUSICAL_SYMBOLS
          Constant for the "Musical Symbols" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock MYANMAR
          Constant for the "Myanmar" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock NUMBER_FORMS
          Constant for the "Number Forms" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock OGHAM
          Constant for the "Ogham" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock OLD_ITALIC
          Constant for the "Old Italic" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock OPTICAL_CHARACTER_RECOGNITION
          Constant for the "Optical Character Recognition" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock ORIYA
          Constant for the "Oriya" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock OSMANYA
          Constant for the "Osmanya" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock PHONETIC_EXTENSIONS
          Constant for the "Phonetic Extensions" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock PRIVATE_USE_AREA
          Constant for the "Private Use Area" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock RUNIC
          Constant for the "Runic" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock SHAVIAN
          Constant for the "Shavian" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock SINHALA
          Constant for the "Sinhala" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock SMALL_FORM_VARIANTS
          Constant for the "Small Form Variants" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock SPACING_MODIFIER_LETTERS
          Constant for the "Spacing Modifier Letters" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock SPECIALS
          Constant for the "Specials" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock SUPERSCRIPTS_AND_SUBSCRIPTS
          Constant for the "Superscripts and Subscripts" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock SUPPLEMENTAL_ARROWS_A
          Constant for the "Supplemental Arrows-A" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock SUPPLEMENTAL_ARROWS_B
          Constant for the "Supplemental Arrows-B" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock SUPPLEMENTAL_MATHEMATICAL_OPERATORS
          Constant for the "Supplemental Mathematical Operators" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock SUPPLEMENTARY_PRIVATE_USE_AREA_A
          Constant for the "Supplementary Private Use Area-A" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock SUPPLEMENTARY_PRIVATE_USE_AREA_B
          Constant for the "Supplementary Private Use Area-B" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock SURROGATES_AREA
          Deprecated. As of J2SE 5, use HIGH_SURROGATES, HIGH_PRIVATE_USE_SURROGATES, and LOW_SURROGATES. These new constants match the block definitions of the Unicode Standard. The of(char) and of(int) methods return the new constants, not SURROGATES_AREA.
static Character.UnicodeBlock SYRIAC
          Constant for the "Syriac" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock TAGALOG
          Constant for the "Tagalog" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock TAGBANWA
          Constant for the "Tagbanwa" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock TAGS
          Constant for the "Tags" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock TAI_LE
          Constant for the "Tai Le" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock TAI_XUAN_JING_SYMBOLS
          Constant for the "Tai Xuan Jing Symbols" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock TAMIL
          Constant for the "Tamil" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock TELUGU
          Constant for the "Telugu" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock THAANA
          Constant for the "Thaana" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock THAI
          Constant for the "Thai" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock TIBETAN
          Constant for the "Tibetan" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock UGARITIC
          Constant for the "Ugaritic" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock UNIFIED_CANADIAN_ABORIGINAL_SYLLABICS
          Constant for the "Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock VARIATION_SELECTORS
          Constant for the "Variation Selectors" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock VARIATION_SELECTORS_SUPPLEMENT
          Constant for the "Variation Selectors Supplement" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock YI_RADICALS
          Constant for the "Yi Radicals" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock YI_SYLLABLES
          Constant for the "Yi Syllables" Unicode character block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock YIJING_HEXAGRAM_SYMBOLS
          Constant for the "Yijing Hexagram Symbols" Unicode character block.
 
Method Summary
static Character.UnicodeBlock forName(String blockName)
          Returns the UnicodeBlock with the given name.
static Character.UnicodeBlock of(char c)
          Returns the object representing the Unicode block containing the given character, or null if the character is not a member of a defined block.
static Character.UnicodeBlock of(int codePoint)
          Returns the object representing the Unicode block containing the given character (Unicode code point), or null if the character is not a member of a defined block.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Character.Subset
equals, hashCode, toString
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, finalize, getClass, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

BASIC_LATIN

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock BASIC_LATIN
Constant for the "Basic Latin" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

LATIN_1_SUPPLEMENT

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock LATIN_1_SUPPLEMENT
Constant for the "Latin-1 Supplement" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

LATIN_EXTENDED_A

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock LATIN_EXTENDED_A
Constant for the "Latin Extended-A" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

LATIN_EXTENDED_B

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock LATIN_EXTENDED_B
Constant for the "Latin Extended-B" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

IPA_EXTENSIONS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock IPA_EXTENSIONS
Constant for the "IPA Extensions" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

SPACING_MODIFIER_LETTERS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock SPACING_MODIFIER_LETTERS
Constant for the "Spacing Modifier Letters" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

COMBINING_DIACRITICAL_MARKS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock COMBINING_DIACRITICAL_MARKS
Constant for the "Combining Diacritical Marks" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

GREEK

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock GREEK
Constant for the "Greek and Coptic" Unicode character block.

This block was previously known as the "Greek" block.

Since:
1.2

CYRILLIC

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock CYRILLIC
Constant for the "Cyrillic" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

ARMENIAN

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock ARMENIAN
Constant for the "Armenian" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

HEBREW

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock HEBREW
Constant for the "Hebrew" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

ARABIC

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock ARABIC
Constant for the "Arabic" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

DEVANAGARI

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock DEVANAGARI
Constant for the "Devanagari" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

BENGALI

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock BENGALI
Constant for the "Bengali" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

GURMUKHI

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock GURMUKHI
Constant for the "Gurmukhi" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

GUJARATI

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock GUJARATI
Constant for the "Gujarati" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

ORIYA

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock ORIYA
Constant for the "Oriya" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

TAMIL

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock TAMIL
Constant for the "Tamil" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

TELUGU

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock TELUGU
Constant for the "Telugu" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

KANNADA

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock KANNADA
Constant for the "Kannada" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

MALAYALAM

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock MALAYALAM
Constant for the "Malayalam" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

THAI

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock THAI
Constant for the "Thai" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

LAO

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock LAO
Constant for the "Lao" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

TIBETAN

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock TIBETAN
Constant for the "Tibetan" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

GEORGIAN

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock GEORGIAN
Constant for the "Georgian" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

HANGUL_JAMO

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock HANGUL_JAMO
Constant for the "Hangul Jamo" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

LATIN_EXTENDED_ADDITIONAL

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock LATIN_EXTENDED_ADDITIONAL
Constant for the "Latin Extended Additional" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

GREEK_EXTENDED

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock GREEK_EXTENDED
Constant for the "Greek Extended" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

GENERAL_PUNCTUATION

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock GENERAL_PUNCTUATION
Constant for the "General Punctuation" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

SUPERSCRIPTS_AND_SUBSCRIPTS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock SUPERSCRIPTS_AND_SUBSCRIPTS
Constant for the "Superscripts and Subscripts" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

CURRENCY_SYMBOLS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock CURRENCY_SYMBOLS
Constant for the "Currency Symbols" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

COMBINING_MARKS_FOR_SYMBOLS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock COMBINING_MARKS_FOR_SYMBOLS
Constant for the "Combining Diacritical Marks for Symbols" Unicode character block.

This block was previously known as "Combining Marks for Symbols".

Since:
1.2

LETTERLIKE_SYMBOLS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock LETTERLIKE_SYMBOLS
Constant for the "Letterlike Symbols" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

NUMBER_FORMS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock NUMBER_FORMS
Constant for the "Number Forms" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

ARROWS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock ARROWS
Constant for the "Arrows" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

MATHEMATICAL_OPERATORS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock MATHEMATICAL_OPERATORS
Constant for the "Mathematical Operators" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

MISCELLANEOUS_TECHNICAL

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock MISCELLANEOUS_TECHNICAL
Constant for the "Miscellaneous Technical" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

CONTROL_PICTURES

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock CONTROL_PICTURES
Constant for the "Control Pictures" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

OPTICAL_CHARACTER_RECOGNITION

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock OPTICAL_CHARACTER_RECOGNITION
Constant for the "Optical Character Recognition" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

ENCLOSED_ALPHANUMERICS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock ENCLOSED_ALPHANUMERICS
Constant for the "Enclosed Alphanumerics" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

BOX_DRAWING

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock BOX_DRAWING
Constant for the "Box Drawing" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

BLOCK_ELEMENTS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock BLOCK_ELEMENTS
Constant for the "Block Elements" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

GEOMETRIC_SHAPES

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock GEOMETRIC_SHAPES
Constant for the "Geometric Shapes" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

MISCELLANEOUS_SYMBOLS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock MISCELLANEOUS_SYMBOLS
Constant for the "Miscellaneous Symbols" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

DINGBATS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock DINGBATS
Constant for the "Dingbats" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

CJK_SYMBOLS_AND_PUNCTUATION

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock CJK_SYMBOLS_AND_PUNCTUATION
Constant for the "CJK Symbols and Punctuation" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

HIRAGANA

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock HIRAGANA
Constant for the "Hiragana" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

KATAKANA

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock KATAKANA
Constant for the "Katakana" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

BOPOMOFO

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock BOPOMOFO
Constant for the "Bopomofo" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

HANGUL_COMPATIBILITY_JAMO

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock HANGUL_COMPATIBILITY_JAMO
Constant for the "Hangul Compatibility Jamo" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

KANBUN

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock KANBUN
Constant for the "Kanbun" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

ENCLOSED_CJK_LETTERS_AND_MONTHS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock ENCLOSED_CJK_LETTERS_AND_MONTHS
Constant for the "Enclosed CJK Letters and Months" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

CJK_COMPATIBILITY

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock CJK_COMPATIBILITY
Constant for the "CJK Compatibility" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

CJK_UNIFIED_IDEOGRAPHS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock CJK_UNIFIED_IDEOGRAPHS
Constant for the "CJK Unified Ideographs" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

HANGUL_SYLLABLES

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock HANGUL_SYLLABLES
Constant for the "Hangul Syllables" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

PRIVATE_USE_AREA

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock PRIVATE_USE_AREA
Constant for the "Private Use Area" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

CJK_COMPATIBILITY_IDEOGRAPHS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock CJK_COMPATIBILITY_IDEOGRAPHS
Constant for the "CJK Compatibility Ideographs" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

ALPHABETIC_PRESENTATION_FORMS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock ALPHABETIC_PRESENTATION_FORMS
Constant for the "Alphabetic Presentation Forms" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

ARABIC_PRESENTATION_FORMS_A

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock ARABIC_PRESENTATION_FORMS_A
Constant for the "Arabic Presentation Forms-A" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

COMBINING_HALF_MARKS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock COMBINING_HALF_MARKS
Constant for the "Combining Half Marks" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

CJK_COMPATIBILITY_FORMS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock CJK_COMPATIBILITY_FORMS
Constant for the "CJK Compatibility Forms" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

SMALL_FORM_VARIANTS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock SMALL_FORM_VARIANTS
Constant for the "Small Form Variants" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

ARABIC_PRESENTATION_FORMS_B

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock ARABIC_PRESENTATION_FORMS_B
Constant for the "Arabic Presentation Forms-B" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

HALFWIDTH_AND_FULLWIDTH_FORMS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock HALFWIDTH_AND_FULLWIDTH_FORMS
Constant for the "Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

SPECIALS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock SPECIALS
Constant for the "Specials" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.2

SURROGATES_AREA

@Deprecated
public static final Character.UnicodeBlock SURROGATES_AREA
Deprecated. As of J2SE 5, use HIGH_SURROGATES, HIGH_PRIVATE_USE_SURROGATES, and LOW_SURROGATES. These new constants match the block definitions of the Unicode Standard. The of(char) and of(int) methods return the new constants, not SURROGATES_AREA.

SYRIAC

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock SYRIAC
Constant for the "Syriac" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.4

THAANA

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock THAANA
Constant for the "Thaana" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.4

SINHALA

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock SINHALA
Constant for the "Sinhala" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.4

MYANMAR

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock MYANMAR
Constant for the "Myanmar" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.4

ETHIOPIC

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock ETHIOPIC
Constant for the "Ethiopic" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.4

CHEROKEE

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock CHEROKEE
Constant for the "Cherokee" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.4

UNIFIED_CANADIAN_ABORIGINAL_SYLLABICS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock UNIFIED_CANADIAN_ABORIGINAL_SYLLABICS
Constant for the "Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.4

OGHAM

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock OGHAM
Constant for the "Ogham" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.4

RUNIC

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock RUNIC
Constant for the "Runic" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.4

KHMER

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock KHMER
Constant for the "Khmer" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.4

MONGOLIAN

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock MONGOLIAN
Constant for the "Mongolian" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.4

BRAILLE_PATTERNS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock BRAILLE_PATTERNS
Constant for the "Braille Patterns" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.4

CJK_RADICALS_SUPPLEMENT

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock CJK_RADICALS_SUPPLEMENT
Constant for the "CJK Radicals Supplement" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.4

KANGXI_RADICALS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock KANGXI_RADICALS
Constant for the "Kangxi Radicals" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.4

IDEOGRAPHIC_DESCRIPTION_CHARACTERS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock IDEOGRAPHIC_DESCRIPTION_CHARACTERS
Constant for the "Ideographic Description Characters" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.4

BOPOMOFO_EXTENDED

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock BOPOMOFO_EXTENDED
Constant for the "Bopomofo Extended" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.4

CJK_UNIFIED_IDEOGRAPHS_EXTENSION_A

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock CJK_UNIFIED_IDEOGRAPHS_EXTENSION_A
Constant for the "CJK Unified Ideographs Extension A" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.4

YI_SYLLABLES

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock YI_SYLLABLES
Constant for the "Yi Syllables" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.4

YI_RADICALS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock YI_RADICALS
Constant for the "Yi Radicals" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.4

CYRILLIC_SUPPLEMENTARY

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock CYRILLIC_SUPPLEMENTARY
Constant for the "Cyrillic Supplementary" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

TAGALOG

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock TAGALOG
Constant for the "Tagalog" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

HANUNOO

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock HANUNOO
Constant for the "Hanunoo" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

BUHID

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock BUHID
Constant for the "Buhid" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

TAGBANWA

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock TAGBANWA
Constant for the "Tagbanwa" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

LIMBU

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock LIMBU
Constant for the "Limbu" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

TAI_LE

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock TAI_LE
Constant for the "Tai Le" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

KHMER_SYMBOLS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock KHMER_SYMBOLS
Constant for the "Khmer Symbols" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

PHONETIC_EXTENSIONS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock PHONETIC_EXTENSIONS
Constant for the "Phonetic Extensions" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

MISCELLANEOUS_MATHEMATICAL_SYMBOLS_A

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock MISCELLANEOUS_MATHEMATICAL_SYMBOLS_A
Constant for the "Miscellaneous Mathematical Symbols-A" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

SUPPLEMENTAL_ARROWS_A

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock SUPPLEMENTAL_ARROWS_A
Constant for the "Supplemental Arrows-A" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

SUPPLEMENTAL_ARROWS_B

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock SUPPLEMENTAL_ARROWS_B
Constant for the "Supplemental Arrows-B" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

MISCELLANEOUS_MATHEMATICAL_SYMBOLS_B

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock MISCELLANEOUS_MATHEMATICAL_SYMBOLS_B
Constant for the "Miscellaneous Mathematical Symbols-B" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

SUPPLEMENTAL_MATHEMATICAL_OPERATORS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock SUPPLEMENTAL_MATHEMATICAL_OPERATORS
Constant for the "Supplemental Mathematical Operators" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

MISCELLANEOUS_SYMBOLS_AND_ARROWS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock MISCELLANEOUS_SYMBOLS_AND_ARROWS
Constant for the "Miscellaneous Symbols and Arrows" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

KATAKANA_PHONETIC_EXTENSIONS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock KATAKANA_PHONETIC_EXTENSIONS
Constant for the "Katakana Phonetic Extensions" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

YIJING_HEXAGRAM_SYMBOLS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock YIJING_HEXAGRAM_SYMBOLS
Constant for the "Yijing Hexagram Symbols" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

VARIATION_SELECTORS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock VARIATION_SELECTORS
Constant for the "Variation Selectors" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

LINEAR_B_SYLLABARY

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock LINEAR_B_SYLLABARY
Constant for the "Linear B Syllabary" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

LINEAR_B_IDEOGRAMS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock LINEAR_B_IDEOGRAMS
Constant for the "Linear B Ideograms" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

AEGEAN_NUMBERS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock AEGEAN_NUMBERS
Constant for the "Aegean Numbers" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

OLD_ITALIC

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock OLD_ITALIC
Constant for the "Old Italic" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

GOTHIC

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock GOTHIC
Constant for the "Gothic" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

UGARITIC

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock UGARITIC
Constant for the "Ugaritic" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

DESERET

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock DESERET
Constant for the "Deseret" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

SHAVIAN

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock SHAVIAN
Constant for the "Shavian" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

OSMANYA

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock OSMANYA
Constant for the "Osmanya" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

CYPRIOT_SYLLABARY

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock CYPRIOT_SYLLABARY
Constant for the "Cypriot Syllabary" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

BYZANTINE_MUSICAL_SYMBOLS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock BYZANTINE_MUSICAL_SYMBOLS
Constant for the "Byzantine Musical Symbols" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

MUSICAL_SYMBOLS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock MUSICAL_SYMBOLS
Constant for the "Musical Symbols" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

TAI_XUAN_JING_SYMBOLS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock TAI_XUAN_JING_SYMBOLS
Constant for the "Tai Xuan Jing Symbols" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

MATHEMATICAL_ALPHANUMERIC_SYMBOLS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock MATHEMATICAL_ALPHANUMERIC_SYMBOLS
Constant for the "Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

CJK_UNIFIED_IDEOGRAPHS_EXTENSION_B

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock CJK_UNIFIED_IDEOGRAPHS_EXTENSION_B
Constant for the "CJK Unified Ideographs Extension B" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

CJK_COMPATIBILITY_IDEOGRAPHS_SUPPLEMENT

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock CJK_COMPATIBILITY_IDEOGRAPHS_SUPPLEMENT
Constant for the "CJK Compatibility Ideographs Supplement" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

TAGS

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock TAGS
Constant for the "Tags" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

VARIATION_SELECTORS_SUPPLEMENT

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock VARIATION_SELECTORS_SUPPLEMENT
Constant for the "Variation Selectors Supplement" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

SUPPLEMENTARY_PRIVATE_USE_AREA_A

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock SUPPLEMENTARY_PRIVATE_USE_AREA_A
Constant for the "Supplementary Private Use Area-A" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

SUPPLEMENTARY_PRIVATE_USE_AREA_B

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock SUPPLEMENTARY_PRIVATE_USE_AREA_B
Constant for the "Supplementary Private Use Area-B" Unicode character block.

Since:
1.5

HIGH_SURROGATES

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock HIGH_SURROGATES
Constant for the "High Surrogates" Unicode character block. This block represents codepoint values in the high surrogate range: 0xD800 through 0xDB7F

Since:
1.5

HIGH_PRIVATE_USE_SURROGATES

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock HIGH_PRIVATE_USE_SURROGATES
Constant for the "High Private Use Surrogates" Unicode character block. This block represents codepoint values in the high surrogate range: 0xDB80 through 0xDBFF

Since:
1.5

LOW_SURROGATES

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock LOW_SURROGATES
Constant for the "Low Surrogates" Unicode character block. This block represents codepoint values in the high surrogate range: 0xDC00 through 0xDFFF

Since:
1.5
Method Detail

of

public static Character.UnicodeBlock of(char c)
Returns the object representing the Unicode block containing the given character, or null if the character is not a member of a defined block.

Note: This method cannot handle supplementary characters. To support all Unicode characters, including supplementary characters, use the of(int) method.

Parameters:
c - The character in question
Returns:
The UnicodeBlock instance representing the Unicode block of which this character is a member, or null if the character is not a member of any Unicode block

of

public static Character.UnicodeBlock of(int codePoint)
Returns the object representing the Unicode block containing the given character (Unicode code point), or null if the character is not a member of a defined block.

Parameters:
codePoint - the character (Unicode code point) in question.
Returns:
The UnicodeBlock instance representing the Unicode block of which this character is a member, or null if the character is not a member of any Unicode block
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if the specified codePoint is an invalid Unicode code point.
Since:
1.5
See Also:
Character.isValidCodePoint(int)

forName

public static final Character.UnicodeBlock forName(String blockName)
Returns the UnicodeBlock with the given name. Block names are determined by The Unicode Standard. The file Blocks-<version>.txt defines blocks for a particular version of the standard. The Character class specifies the version of the standard that it supports.

This method accepts block names in the following forms:

  1. Canonical block names as defined by the Unicode Standard. For example, the standard defines a "Basic Latin" block. Therefore, this method accepts "Basic Latin" as a valid block name. The documentation of each UnicodeBlock provides the canonical name.
  2. Canonical block names with all spaces removed. For example, "BasicLatin" is a valid block name for the "Basic Latin" block.
  3. The text representation of each constant UnicodeBlock identifier. For example, this method will return the BASIC_LATIN block if provided with the "BASIC_LATIN" name. This form replaces all spaces and hyphens in the canonical name with underscores.
Finally, character case is ignored for all of the valid block name forms. For example, "BASIC_LATIN" and "basic_latin" are both valid block names. The en_US locale's case mapping rules are used to provide case-insensitive string comparisons for block name validation.

If the Unicode Standard changes block names, both the previous and current names will be accepted.

Parameters:
blockName - A UnicodeBlock name.
Returns:
The UnicodeBlock instance identified by blockName
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if blockName is an invalid name
NullPointerException - if blockName is null
Since:
1.5

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